Skip to main content

Reply to this post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: WatchYourSpeed Date: Mar 14, 2008 4:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Barton Hall Row Jimmy -- Slide Guitar

I have been listening to Row Jimmy in the Cornell show and I can't get the slide out of my mind. It comes from the back of the mix forward at about the five minute mark and elbows its way to the front, becoming more distinctive, gathering momentum and taking over in a series of intense and varying slides. It spikes and plateaus, ascending as if climbing a mountain. Methodical, precise and unrelenting in his determination, Jerry builds slowly, keeping with the reggae-like pace of the song, towards a crescendo at the 6:48 mark and then cascades down in a series of remarkably halting and plaintive wails as if the guitar is sobbing....the slide evokes a desperation and yearning at the same time. At the end of the slide solo, you can hear the audience gasp in recognition that what they just heard was different and extraordinary. Jerry is utterly commanding and proprietary in what he wants out of each note -- deliberately using the slide to move you and the band to another place before easing you down to a place where he can tell you that everything is going to be alright. I would be curious in other's views and would appreciate it if someone could point me to other examples of the Dead using the slide in this way. It is spectacular and unique and I just want more.....Thanks. WYS


http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-05-08.sbd.hicks.4982.sbeok.shnf

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: billydlions Date: Mar 14, 2008 7:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Barton Hall Row Jimmy -- Slide Guitar

The Row Jimmy solo from 5-15-77 is very similar. Other nice slide solos are Black Peter from 10-29-77, Rooster from 2-28-81 and the most blazing solo that I've heard is Passenger from 10-4-80 (part of Deadset)

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: WatchYourSpeed Date: Mar 15, 2008 7:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Barton Hall Row Jimmy -- Slide Guitar

Thanks very much -- I am going to look for these. I listened to the 5/15/77 Row Jimmy and the slide there is great too. I wish there was more.......

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: northstar dead Date: Mar 14, 2008 6:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Barton Hall Row Jimmy -- Slide Guitar

I am going to check it out, I'll be right back.